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Thanks Scott,

There is also a requirement for free-standing
structures to be at least 10ft from another (larger)
structure.  That was the end of the free-standing deck
idea and another upset non-client.

Jim Wilson
Stroudsburg, PA


--- "Haan, Scott M POA"
<Scott.M.Haan(--nospam--at)poa02.usace.army.mil> wrote:
> When I worked at a building department we allowed
> people to use the 00 IBC
> 1805.2.1 for storage sheds which exempted buildings
> 400 square feet which are
> less than 10 feet tall from the local frost burial.
> This was even though we
> had adopted the IRC.  I would ask your building
> department if you can use
> this provision for storage sheds.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Wilson [mailto:wilsonengineers(--nospam--at)yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2005 4:48 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Accessory structures and frost footings
> 
> Is there an item in the IRC that excludes certain
> residential accessory structures from requiring
> frost
> footings?  i.e. sheds, playhouses, unattached small
> decks, etc.
> 
> R105.2 excludes small structures from requiring
> permits, but not necessarily from requiring
> footings.
> 
> Jim Wilson, PE
> Stroudsburg, PA
> 
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